Comoros national football team

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Comoros
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Les Coelacantes
AssociationFédération Comorienne de Football
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA
(Southern Africa)
Head coachAmir Abdou
CaptainNadjim Abdou
Most capsYoussouf M'Changama (28)
Top scorerEl Fardou Ben Nabouhane (7)
Home stadiumStade Said Mohamed Cheikh
FIFA codeCOM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 143 Increase 5 (29 November 2018)[1]
Highest127 (October 2017)
Lowest207 (December 2006)
Elo ranking
Current 178 Increase 8 (13 December 2018)[2]
Highest177 (November 2018)
Lowest208 (September 2003)
First international
 Mauritius 3–0 Comoros Comoros
(Réunion; August 26, 1979)
Biggest win
Comoros Comoros 4–2 Djibouti 
(Sana'a, Yemen; December 17, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Mauritius 6–1 Comoros Comoros
(Réunion; August 31, 1979)
 Madagascar 5–0 Comoros Comoros
(Seychelles; August 20, 1993)
 Mauritius 5–0 Comoros Comoros
(Mauritius; September 4, 2003)

The Comoros national football team is the national football team of Comoros, which is controlled by the Fédération Comorienne de Football.[3] It was formed in 1979, joined the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2003, and became a FIFA member in 2005.

History[edit]

Comoros played their first matches in the 1979 Indian Ocean Island Games. Those were the only games they played until qualification for the 2009 Arab Nations Cup in 2006. Those two matches were their first two matches with full FIFA recognition, and included a 4–2 victory over Djibouti, which is considered the largest win in the Comorian team's history. In 2007, Comoros first entered qualification for the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations for the 2010 tournaments, but lost in the preliminary round 2–10 on aggregate to Madagascar.

Comoros only plays in a few tournaments, including the Indian Ocean Island Games since 1979, in all eight times; the COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 2008 and 2009; and the Arab Nations Cup only in 2009. There has not been an Arab Nations Cup since.

Competition records[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Recent results[edit]

2011 Indian Ocean Island Games[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Seychelles 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
 Mauritius 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Comoros 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
 Maldives 3 0 2 1 4 8 −4 2

2012 African Cup of Nations (Qualification)[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Zambia 6 4 1 1 11 2 +9 13
 Libya 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12
 Mozambique 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7
 Comoros 6 0 1 5 2 14 −12 1

Head-to-Head Records against other countries[edit]

As of 2018

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential
 Botswana 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Cameroon 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Djibouti 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
 Eswatini 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3
 Kenya 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Lesotho 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
 Libya 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3
 Madagascar 6 0 0 6 2 22 −20
 Malawi 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
 Maldives 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1
 Mauritania 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Mauritius 6 0 0 6 1 20 −19
 Morocco 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
 Mozambique 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5
 Namibia 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4
 Réunion 6 1 1 4 3 13 −10
 Seychelles 5 1 1 3 3 9 −6
 Yemen 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Zambia 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5
18 Countries 49 8 9 32 32 104 −73

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifyier against Malawi on 17 November 2018.
Caps and goals updated as of 17 November 2018, after the game against Malawi.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Salim Ben Boina (1991-07-19) 19 July 1991 (age 27) 8 0 France Martigues
23 1GK Ali Ahamada (1991-08-16) 16 August 1991 (age 27) 15 0 Free agent
1GK Moussa Issihaka 0 0 Comoros US Zilimadjou

3 2DF Chaker Alhadhur (1991-12-04) 4 December 1991 (age 27) 22 1 France Caen
4 2DF Ahmed Soilihi (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 22) 3 0 France Athlético Marseille
6 2DF Nadjim Abdou (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 34) 23 0 France Martigues
12 2DF Kassim M'Dahoma (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 21) 3 0 France Boulogne
20 2DF Kevin Moihedja (1996-02-29) 29 February 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Romania Luceafărul
27 2DF Kassim Abdallah (1987-04-09) 9 April 1987 (age 31) 20 0 Free agent
29 2DF Abdallah Ali Mohamed (1999-04-11) 11 April 1999 (age 19) 5 0 France Olympique de Marseille B
2DF Bakri Youssouf (1996-07-01) 1 July 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Comoros Elan Club
2DF Saïd Hassani 0 0 Comoros Enfant des Comores

8 3MF Fouad Bachirou (1990-04-15) 15 April 1990 (age 28) 18 0 Sweden Malmö
10 3MF Youssouf M'Changama (1990-08-29) 29 August 1990 (age 28) 29 5 France Grenoble
14 3MF Halifa Soulé (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 28) 11 0 Cyprus Ayia Napa
18 3MF Aadil Assana (1993-01-18) 18 January 1993 (age 25) 4 0 France Marignane Gignac
26 3MF Fasoiha Goula Soilihi (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 28) 8 0 Comoros Zilimadjou
3MF Fakira Ahmed Hassani 0 0 Comoros Zilimadjou

9 4FW Nordine Ibouroi (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 20) 2 0 France Auxerre
11 4FW Djamel Bakar (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 (age 29) 16 2 Free agent
17 4FW Nasser Chamed (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 25) 15 1 Romania Gaz Metan Mediaș
22 4FW Saïd Bakari (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 24) 6 0 Netherlands Waalwijk
31 4FW El Fardou Ben Nabouhane (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 29) 16 8 Serbia Red Star Belgrade

Recent call-ups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Salimo Velonjara (1988-11-10) 10 November 1988 (age 30) 5 0 Comoros Volcan Club v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018
GK Fahardine Hassani (1993-11-07) 7 November 1993 (age 25) 2 0 France Bourgoin-Jallieu v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018

DF Abdallah Imamo (1993-04-19) 19 April 1993 (age 25) 0 0 France Drancy v.  Morocco, 16 October 2018
DF Camal Youssoufa (1994-11-03) 3 November 1994 (age 24) 6 0 France Amiens AC v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018
DF Faouz Faidine Attoumane (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 24) 13 0 Comoros Élan Club v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018
DF Habib Youssouf (1998-02-19) 19 February 1998 (age 20) 5 0 Comoros Volcan Club v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018
DF Benjaloud Youssouf (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 24) 12 1 France Auxerre v.  Malawi, 17 November 2018 INJ

MF Salim Mramboini (1984-08-26) 26 August 1984 (age 34) 13 0 France Martigues v.  Malawi, 17 November 2018 INJ
MF Ali Andhumdine Simba (1993-12-26) 26 December 1993 (age 24) 6 0 Comoros Volcan Club v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018
MF Ancoub Mze Ali (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 22) 7 0 France Nice B v.  Kenya, 24 March 2018
MF Omar M'Dahoma (1987-09-10) 10 September 1987 (age 31) 4 0 France Aubagne v.  Kenya, 24 March 2018
MF Nakibou Aboubakari (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 25) 2 0 France Guingamp B v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018 PRE
MF Rafidine Abdullah (1994-01-15) 15 January 1994 (age 24) 7 0 Belgium Waasland-Beveren v.  Morocco, 16 October 2018 INJ

FW Mohamed Youssouf (1988-03-26) 26 March 1988 (age 30) 20 1 France Ajaccio v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018 INJ
FW Nabil Ali M'Changama (1996-09-23) 23 September 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Comoros Volcan Club v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018
FW Mohamed M'Changama (1987-06-09) 9 June 1987 (age 31) 16 2 France Annecy v.  Cameroon, 8 September 2018 PRE
FW Faïz Selemani (1993-11-14) 14 November 1993 (age 25) 4 0 France Lorient v.  Morocco, 16 October 2018 SUS
FW Nasser Daoudou M'Sa (1998-02-26) 26 February 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Switzerland Sion v.  Malawi, 17 November 2018 INJ
FW Ali M'Madi (1990-04-21) 21 April 1990 (age 28) 17 0 France FC Villefranche v.  Malawi, 17 November 2018 INJ

INJ = Withdrew from this squad due to injury
SUS = Serving suspension
PRE = Preliminary squad / standby
RET = Retired from international football

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  3. ^ Vickers, Steve (2009-10-24). "BBC SPORT | Football | African | Comoros make steps forward". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-12-03.

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